And before the close of this year, I wanted to post any other randomness that I had not taken time to share with you. So, here goes….
1) Landen came to visit for multiple Fridays. I should say Landen and Cale, but Cale and Madison were gone at school most of the day, so there was a lot of just Landen and Ellie time. The first Friday he was here, it was beautiful. He brought his scooter with him. He scootered, Ellie triked, and I walked to MCC Connections (from Quince). On the way, we stopped by to buy stamps at the post office and drop off cards that came to Arlene’s old address (aka, our house). We visited Grandpa at coffee corner and found some trinkets to buy. On the way home, we went to Lehman’s. This used to be a frequent experience for us, but since we moved farther away, it is more of a treat. They really enjoyed looking at the train here. They would run back and forth trying to beat it to the look out window. It was fun to watch. When Cale and Madison got off the bus that day, we played kickball, basketball, and frisbee until the sun went down. It was a good day. The next Friday, it was not as nice out, so we drove to the post office to mail letters after they stamped them and then to see Grandpa at MCC.
2) Ellie got make-up for Christmas. She has no idea how to apply it. It gets a little out of control. She and Madison just gave in this last time and became “evil cats.” Their description, not mine.